Gaya Island Resort

Malohom Bay-Pulau Gaya Sabah, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
+60 327 831 000

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8.9

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based on 1,083 reviews
Gaya Island Resort - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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C$ 240
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 5.7 km
Location rating 7.9
Nearest Airport Kota Kinabalu
Distance to airport 10.2 km

Rooms

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C$ 240+

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activities in 23 reviews
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bit old in 15 reviews
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coral reef in 4 reviews
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food options in 71 reviews
food quality in 67 reviews
good facilities in 16 reviews
great but pool in 25 reviews
japanese restaurant in 37 reviews
jungle in 14 reviews
kota kinabalu in 10 reviews
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staff was very friendly in 104 reviews
  • Excellent
    Aug. 2019
    9.3

    Food was excellent, breakfast and evening buffets. Staff were all superb, everybody we met was friendly and helpful.

    Some prebooked activities cancelled with no prior warning.

  • Excellent
    Jul. 2019
    9.5

    Hotel of empathy and true family atmospher. Feeling home. Marvelous service and warm kindness. Protecting and preserving nature. Wonderful pice of Malaysian friendliy hostage and culture.

    Some chinese guests without habbits and loud.

  • Excellent
    Jul. 2019
    9.5

    It was a relaxing break on a beautiful island we saw lots of fish snorkelling, beautiful sea and staff couldn't do enough for you, so friendly and helpful, also very peaceful The shuttle boat was a great service and very efficient we went over to the private beach which was beautiful definitely recommend this

    We were in room 916 it was up a very steep hill and lots of other villas also, which was fine for us but may not be for everyone. The food and drinks was lovely but very expensive compared to the rest of Borneo but it should be expected as in a tourist spot!

  • Excellent
    Jul. 2019
    9.5

    The staff were great, Ramesh, Sylvester, Mary and Annie along with all the other staff really went out of their way to make our stay special. The location is great set on an island with the tropical forest surroundings, we saw monkeys, pigs, and lizards. The snorkeling off the beach was really good.

  • Excellent
    Jul. 2019
    9.5

    Everything was very good. The food was excellent and the staff good. Location was great

    The snorkelling trip wasnt very well explained and was overpriced for what some of our team did.

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About

Overview

Set amidst a lush rainforest with a golden sand beach on the fringe, Gaya Island Resort provides a soothing getaway for visitors and guests. The resort offers spacious villas and multi-floor suites, each with sweeping views of the South China Sea, mangrove and beach. The rooms are outfitted with air-conditioning, flat screen TVs, minibars and private bathrooms with luxury amenities. Guests are treated to a complimentary breakfast buffet. The resort is also home to multiple restaurants serving a mix of meals. Guests can savor Japanese, Korean and Asian selections at Feast Village or dine or freshly made seafood dishes at Fisherman’s Cove. Omakase provides a welcoming haven for fans of teppanyaki and shabu-shabu, while the pool lounge serves as the perfect spot for hanging out with friends. Situated within a short 5-minute boat ride, Tavajun Bay provides a private beach where guests can relax, catch some sun and enjoy a fun picnic. Visitors can also enjoy healing massages, beautiful trims and other beauty treatments at Spa Island. The hotel also offers other waterside activities and programs, including fish excursions, snorkeling, and nature walks. A popular pick with couples and families, the resort is situated close to several major landmarks. It’s situated within minutes for the Suria Saba Shopping Mall and Kota Kinabalu Central Park, so shoppers and tourists can get their fix. It’s also 11km away from the Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal by speedboat. Other nearby landmarks include the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park and KK Esplanade.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.9 Excellent

based on 1,083 reviews

8.9

Vibe

8.4

Service

5.7

Bar

3.6

Value

Things to Know

  • Friendly service
  • Great view
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Professional service

Check in

3:00 PM

Check out

11:00 AM

Cancellation/prepayment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Complimentary breakfast
Fitness centre
Free Wi-Fi
Internet
Concierge service
Gift shop
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Spa
Outdoor pool
Scuba diving
Snorkeling
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Air-conditioned
24hr front desk
Safe
Airport Shuttle (Surcharge)
Private beach
Terrace/Patio
Massage
Library
Laundry facilities
Hairdryer
Cable or satellite TV
Babysitting/child services (surcharge)
Pets not allowed
Storage available
Wedding services
Linens
Towels
Currency exchange on-site
Room service

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Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • Jesselton Point 4.8 km
  • KK Esplanade 4.9 km
  • Suria Sabah 4.9 km
  • Pasar Besar Kota Kinabalu 4.9 km
  • Signal Hill Observatory Platform 5.2 km
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market 5.2 km

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